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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
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... find that a fair number of British ex-pats have set up home here.
The fort area is surrounded by formidable ramparts which made for a perfect round trip although the heat was so intense it was almost debilitating. There is a footpath along the top of the walls giving fine views both out over the gorgeous blue Arabian Sea and inland over the highly attractive town. We ambled around for a couple of hours in stifling heat eventually taking respite in a very ...
... we realised we were bogged.. I got out of the car and walked over to a group of five local men watching our troubles. I said that our car was stuck and asked for help and they started talking to each other in their local language. They then spoke to me in the same language motioning over. They seemed to know exactly what to do, two got behind the van and three on the bogged side, telling me to start the car. They lifted the van as I accelerated slowly, these tiny ...
... bus ride. Tomorrow we are going to pay 90p for the same train ride back. Going to the beach a few miles away today we paid 10p for the bus. The beach, incidentally, was ok but the Indian Ocean quite rough. It was, however, another ocean conquered.
So what else of Galle? Beyond the fort is quite a charmless town, abounding with hassle and poverty. Inside the fort, a natural barrier it would seem for there is no security or ...
... curry if that makes sense. The sauce seemed to be like a spicy sweet and sour one ... Very odd indeed. Anyway at $5 each once again, who is complaining. It was filling and neither of us could finish it. Set off to walk around the fort. Amazing how big it is and how quaint the buildings and streets inside the fort are. Reminded us a lot of Vietnam especially Hoi An. Took us a coup,e of hours to walk around but at least there was a lovely breeze blowing. We had just come full ...
... I honestly will never look at a cup of tea the same way. It is quite a procedure to process the leaves that have been painstakingly hand picked by very courageous workers, that get paid according to the weight they bring on a daily basis (usually at least 16kilos each). As you know tea is very light so it required a huge effort day in and day out. The smell of tea in the factory is very pungent and our tour guide is very good and even quizzes us at the end to ...